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HDQRS. DETACHMENT NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Harper's Ferry, August 5, 1864.

Colonel N. A. M. DUDLEY,

Commanding Cavalry:

You will come to this place with your cavalry with all possible dispatch. Your presence is much needed here. This supposes you have received no instructions from General Hunter; if you have, show him this.

By command of Brevet Major-General Emory:

D. S. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

August 5, 1864.

General MERRITT:

You can camp just beyond Tennallytown to-night, and move on at 5 o'clock in the morning.

Yours, &c.,

A. T. A. TORBERT,

Brigadier-General Volunteers, Commanding Division.

HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF HARPER'S FERRY,

Harper's Ferry, W. Va., August 5, 1864-9 p. m.

Major-General HUNTER,

Monocacy:

Scout come in from Winchester; reports no force there except sick and guards; citizens there generally report that Early's army moved yesterday to again cross the river. Signal officer reports, at 6 p. m., no troops in sight in Maryland, but three parks of wagons, two of then near Sharpsburg and one near Hagerstown.

A. P. HOWE,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF HARPER'S FERRY,

Harper's Ferry, W. Va., August 5, 1864.

Colonel W. P. MAULSBY,

Commanding Brigade, Maryland Heights:

COLONEL: In accordance with instructions from headquarters Military District of Harper's Ferry, the general commanding directs that you move at once the regiment and battalion of a regiment in your command now lying on the plain of Maryland Heights into the breastworks near the Spur battery. The troops of Major-General Emory will from on the left of your troops. The regiment of your command on the heights near Stone Fort will remain there.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. F. ADAMS,

First Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.